South Africa’s mobile phone operator Cell C announced on Tuesday that it has appointed Douglas Craigie Stevenson as its new Chief Operations Officer.
The appointment is effective 26 September 2017.
Craigie Stevenson joins Cell C from Telekom Networks Malawi plc, where he served as CEO since October 2015.
He is an accomplished telecommunications executive with more than 20 years experience in the sector, having served in various senior positions across Africa, including South Africa, Malawi, Tanzania and Mozambique. He is well versed in planning, execution and negotiation at various organisational levels, with a strong focus on strategic leadership.
He is well versed in planning, execution and negotiation at various organisational levels, with a strong focus on strategic leadership.
Previous positions include Managing Director: Vodacom Business Africa Group, Chief Financial Officer: Business Africa Group/ Enterprise Business Partner Vodacom South Africa, Financial Director: Vodacom Mozambique and Commercial Director and Financial Director at Vodacom Tanzania.
Craigie Stevenson holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of the Free State as well as a Bachelor of Accounting Science (Honours) from UNISA.
“Douglas has played a pivotal role in all the businesses he has worked in before and I am confident his vast experience in this sector will stand him in good stead at Cell C. We are pleased to welcome such a distinguished executive to our ranks,” says Cell C CEO Jose Dos Santos.
“Cell C is an extremely dynamic business and I look forward to putting my skills to work at a company that has been at the forefront of innovation for the past couple of years,” says Craigie Stevenson.